Xanadu The Musical

Xanadu The Musical

Director: Hank Fitzgerald
Musical Director: Kat McLean
Choreographer: Cory Willis

Rehearsals begin in February. Show dates are May 5-7, and May 12-14, 2017. Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m. Sunday performances at 3 p.m.

 

Auditions

Saturday, January 21: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 22: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Please prepare a pop rock song from a musical (16-bar cut). An accompanist will be provided. Please dress comfortably. There will be a dance audition. You will be taught a short dance combination. Please arrive early to sign in. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

 

About Xanadu

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. Featuring the hit songs : Magic, Suddenly, Strange Magic, Evil Women. And songs by ELO and Olivia Newton John.

 

Characters

Kira will be played by feature actress Erin Tawney

Sonny Malone
A self-critical and depressed, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira. Handsome, but not particularly smart. He embodies 1980s pop culture and is very much a California dreamer.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Danny Maguire (zeus)
The hard-nosed “all work and no play” businessman who owns the theater he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him.
Gender: male
Age: 45-60
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: A3

Calliope (aphrodite)
Kira’s older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and as Melpomene’s sidekick, plots with her for Kira’s downfall. The Muse of epics.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Melpomene (medusa)
Kira’s oldest sister. Mother of the Sirens. She is jealous that Kira is the leader of the muses rather than herself, and therefore creates the plot for her downfall. Muse of tragedy.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Thalia
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 35
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Euterpe
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Erato
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of lyrics and erotica. As Eros, she is responsible for shooting Kira with the arrow of love brought on by Melpomene and Calliope’s spell. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 45
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: G3

Terpsicore
One of Kira’s older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of dance. As Hermes, the messenger of the gods, he is deeply masculine in voice but sassy and flippant in attitude. Actor doublings include: Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, and Centaur.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 40
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Director

Hank-Fitzgerald-2016-2WEB Hank Fitzgerald (Director) has been performing in professional and regional theater for over 20 years. He attended Shenandoah University and performed 5 seasons in their professional company, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Hank went on to portray the role of Aladdin in the Disney Cruise Line show, Magic Journeys, and appeared in numerous shows at the acclaimed Alhambra Dinner Theater in Jacksonville, Fla. After returning to the Shenandoah Valley in 2007, Hank has been involved in numerous productions both onstage and behind the scenes. Some of his recent directing credits include Footloose, Gypsy, and 9 to 5 and the smash hit Mary Poppins.

 

     

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